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Senior Signal Design Engineer - System Analysis

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0011069
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Signal Engineer – System Analysis who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.


  • Prepare project and design documentation.
  • Lead junior engineers in designs efforts.  This includes allocating and delegating design work among engineering team.
  • Assist with test setup and testing of system performance and safety parameters.  This includes system integration testing with wayside, carborne, office and other systems.
  • Follow established design principles and procedures and specifications as detailed for proper performance and safety analysis and development of control line data.
  • Assist in developing cost estimates for project bids. Identify and Capture Performance & Service Requirements (Headway, Commercial Speed, Recovery Margin, Energy Conservation, Line Capacity, Major Routes & Loops).
  • Participate in Creating Proposed Technical Solution (High Level Essential and Implementation Models)
  • Documentation generation pertaining to Safe Braking Distance Model, System & Vehicle Performance Characteristics, Desigh Criteria, System Performance Analysis, Interface Control.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • B.S. Engineering, Math or Physics
  • Familiarity w/ Civil Engineering, Surveying, interpreting civil drawings.
  • Familiarity with Newtonian Physics and Rectilinear motion in uniform acceleration and uniform jerk.
  • Familiarity with Optimization Strategies and Linear Programming
  • Familiarity with Energy Equations and Velocity Head
  • MathCAD / Excel / Access
  • 5+ years experience with signaling design systems.
  • Experience with factory and field testing of safety critical data and processes.
  • Display problem solving and analytical skills to provide optimal solutions.
  • Display ability to think strategically as part of a group to understand and evaluate the potential impact of long-term decisions.
  • Display ability to lead a team of engineers in performance analysis efforts.
  • Experience supporting bids and proposals for new work, including generating labor estimates and bills of material.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Display excellent time management skills.
  • Display excellent organizational skills.
  • Exhibit proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrate expertise in programming fundamentals.

Desired Skills/Knowledge:

  • Experience with project schedule and budget development.
  • Experience with deriving and analyzing project metrics and key project indicators.
  • Experience in training signaling hardware and software design principles.
  • Pursuit of engineering licensure, having passed or are in preparation of taking the Professional Engineering (PE) exam.
  • Experience checking detailed control line designs.
  • Experience with developing factory and field test procedures for control line verification.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, or High school in technical area or Equivalent Technical background

Languages: English Proficiency

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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